Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Rat-brained robots take their first steps (

missb writes: "Brain tissue cultured from rats has controlled a wheeled robot around a lab, according to New Scientist this week. Researchers in the UK have harnessed signals from thousands of disembodied rat neurons, and manipulated them to get a robot to respond to instructions. The team at the University of Reading in the UK hope their research will help provide treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's and epilepsy. You can read the full story on"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Rat-brained robots take their first steps

Comments Filter:

Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.